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Pink Out Game to Honor Alexis Murphy

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Students and teachers at Nelson County Schools are putting together a Pink Out football game this Friday to honor missing teen Alexis Murphy and her family.

The school usually has a Pink Out game once a season to raise awareness for breast cancer, but this year the family asked if they could use the community's support to help find Alexis.

Nelson County cheerleaders will be throwing out footballs that say "Help Find Alexis Murphy." The footballs include the number to the Nelson County Sheriffs Office to help generate more tips.

They'll also be selling pink ribbons that says "Governors 4 Alexis." The crowd will be asked to have a moment of silence at half time where the Murphy family will come on to the field.

Kim Hiller, the organizer of the Pink Out, says they want to "get as many students, faculty, staff, players, and the band, and the community ... coming out to the game. This is where she belongs. This is where she is supposed to be. You know they love her and are praying for her. They just want to stand in solidarity with the family."

School leaders are encouraging people in the community to come out to the game at 7 p.m. on Friday wearing pink to honor Alexis. Her family says pink is the teen's favorite color.